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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
unnecessary. because the truth is, as president obama noted yesterday the u.s. economy's actually poised for a good year if only congress can get out of the way. i kind of paraphrased that last part. now that we know we're not going to be minting a trillion dollar coin, we need something different. a bill that would repeal the debt ceiling altogether. it is an idea supported publicly by alan greenspan and times man of the year last year, ben bernanke. it is an idea that could prevent lawmakers from lurching our country from one crisis to the next just to ring out some short-term gain until another republican sits in the oval office. that's why it's probably an idea that this congress has no chance of making law. but joining me now is one of the sponsors of the bill to repeal the debt ceiling altogether, democratic congressman from vermont and a member of the committee on house oversight and government reform, representative peter welch. sir, thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> good to be with you. >> john: right on. let me ask you just for starters, why does the debt ceiling exi
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Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
are predicting gun control will be the big divisive issue in four years. despite the uproar over last month's massacre in newtown connecticut, many are throwing any chance of new firearm restrictions out the window, saying obama's proposals will not even make it to a vote on the house floor. that will leave it largely up to the states. we've already seen new york pass the nation's tightest gun control legislation. next up could be maryland where governor martin o'malley will introduce his own proposals this week. both states are home to potential 2016 candidates and we could see this trend keep up for any democrat who wants to be taken seriously during the next presidential election. >>> and think progress is looking into some ceos who want people to retire later. they're thinking of raising the retirement age up to 70 saying social security is no longer affordable. as think progress notes that's not the case. the program can pay full benefits for decades into the future and with a couple of very small changes, it could extend the solvency for the next 75 years. we'll be right back. show, t
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Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
more of the 9 someone tragic stories since newtown. the number >> obama: we take care of our own. we take care of our veterans. we take care of your families. not just by saluting you on one day, once a year, but by fighting for you and your families every day of every year. that's our obligation. a sacred obligation to all of you. >> jennifer: well, that was the president giving what was clearly a very heartfelt speech at arlington national cemetery on veteran's day. but one of the places this country has fallen short is making sure that those same veterans can find jobs when they return home. the unemployment rate of veterans skyrocketed to over 12% in is 2011. the good news is that it has been dropping. unemployment has just been below 7.7% in 2012 compared to 7.9% of non-veteran. that drop is due in part to the initiative by the president. he even signed the vow to hire heroes act of 2011 which helped to put veterans back to work. but the president has said that government can't solve this problem alone. in 2011 he called on the private sector to help. >> obama: we're challenging
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Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
. george bush, the president did not have them during any of his eight years, but president bill clinton did. >> as a dc resident, i have a few things to say to president obama. number 1, thank you for recognizing that basically people live in the nation's capitol real col onnists who pay taxes and don't get representation. no. 2, mr. president, what the hell took you so long? you have been there four years. >> there is no better "screw you" that washington inplate in d.c. i love it says that. >> that's the way people here live. >> the content of zero dark 30 has been a hot topic on capitol hill with several senators investigating certain partiess of the movie. now we have a comment from the man in charge of the cia, leon panetta. the outgoing defense secretary was asked about the movie but said, you know what? i lived it. >> did he see the movie? >> that's all he said. >> he had to see it. i hope he saw. >> i hope they had a special screening for him. a quick answer here i saw it yesterday. peter has already seen it. i liked it a lot. i did. i don't k
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Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
over here, by the way it is illustrative once a year, for the barbecue on the south lawn. we always have -- we have a great time, he says. >> obama: when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. but it doesn't prevent them from going on to the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist. >> bill: that kind of goes with the territory. >> yeah. i think every president has to deal with that. >> bill: yeah. there are those. but people tend to be nice. civil. somebody asked me the other day like when i get recognized out shopping or restaurants or kind of whatever, how many people really come up to me and say i hate your guts? and it is almost nobody ever does. there are a lot of people that hate my guts but the people that come up usually just say hi, how are you? nice to see you. enjoy your program or love your work or whatever. >> you realize you just opened up pandora's box. because the next time you get seen -- >>
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Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
took his wife out to dinner for her 49th birthday last night. he and michelle obama joined by a group of friends at cathfe milano. it's a tradition for the couple to go out. last year they dined at blt stakes. this is a little bit of a further drive. >> i could have recommended 10 restaurants they go to. cafe milano would not have been on the list. >> they have pretty good taste. they pick good spots. >> delicious spots of the. the first was blue duck tavern. >> that's one of my favorites. >> washingtonian magazine has presidential sites and says this is a relatively young couple in washington d.c. they go out. >> they do. a bugger place right down the street called "good stuff" which is great where they have been and a little bit breakfast place around the corner. frankie -- >> where the press has been. they come around the neighborhood here, too. and there is a barbecue joint about six blocks up the street. the president has been there? >> i want my president to do that. i want my president out around town a little bit. >> and "fortunatee
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